Portage YMCA salutes military families

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Published on January 11, 2012 with No Comments

During Military Family Month, the Portage Township YMCA saluted those who serve our country and their families. The Portage Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, and that strengthening begins with ensuring all people are welcome and can find connectedness – as in the case of families that are separated while serving our great nation.

In addition to celebrating contributions and sacrifices local military personnel and their families make to Portage, the Portage Township YMCA offers reduced price memberships for those deployed overseas.

“Military families face numerous challenges when a loved one is deployed, and the Y offers a supportive environment to make the situation more manageable,” said Janet Grant, Membership Coordinator, Portage Township YMCA.

The Y is committed to helping families learn, grow and thrive by providing programs and services that help families build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance and become more engaged with their communities.

First established by Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and recognized by First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1993, ASYMCA’s Military Family Month recognizes and pays tribute to military personnel and their families for their dedication and service. On Oct. 30, 2009, President Barack Obama continued this important initiative by proclaiming November 2009 as Military Family Month, and calling on “all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in the support of our service members and our Nation.”

To learn more about the Y and its programming that supports family time, contact Janet Grant, Membership Coordinator at 219-762-9622.

About the ASYMCA

The ASYMCA operates more than 150 program centers around the globe. The ASYMCA has consistently provided educational, recreational, social and spiritual programs to military members and their families since the Civil War. It earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for the second consecutive year, and an A- rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy. The ASYMCA, an affiliate of the YMCA of the USA, is headquartered in Alexandria, Va.


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